Oversight

  • Phil Roe

    House VA committtee gets new boss

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. 12/02/2016

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    IG: Challenges remain in GSA's DATA Act implementation

    With about six months on the clock before the DATA Act implementation deadline, the General Services Administration still lacks the ability to reliably track spending and certify data submission. 12/01/2016

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    Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

    A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president. 12/01/2016

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    NDAA elevates Cyber Command

    The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now. 11/30/2016

  • NSA Seal

    Obama names first-ever independent NSA watchdog

    In 2014, Congress elevated the inspector general post at the National Security Agency to a presidential appointment. More than two years later, someone has finally been named to the job. 11/30/2016

  • Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

    McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

    Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS. 11/30/2016

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    DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

    The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers. 11/28/2016

  • FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

    GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues. 11/28/2016

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    Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

    A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes. 11/28/2016

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    DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

    A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country. 11/22/2016

  • Will Hurd

    Hurd: Still time for IT upgrade bill

    An advocate for IT modernization is returning to the House for the next session, but still hopes to deliver on a key goal in the lame duck. 11/18/2016

  • Seamus Kraft, Phaedra Croussos, Tony Scott, Nancy Scola

    U.S. CIO Tony Scott open to sticking around

    Tony Scott said he has not ruled out the possibility of working with the Trump administration, if offered the chance. 11/18/2016

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